Judge Pirro: Calif. Sex Offenders' Arguments in Halloween Trick-or-Treat Lawsuit Are 'Hogwash'
In Simi Valley, California, a law was passed prohibiting registered sex offenders from giving out candy to Halloween trick-or-treaters. A group of sex offenders have now sued the city, saying the law is an infringement on their First Amendment rights.
The law bans those
convicted of sex crimes from having Halloween displays or outside lighting on Oct. 31. For offenders listed on the Megan's Law website, the city also requires them to have a sign clearly posted on the front door, reading: "No candy or treats at this residence."
Judge Jeanine Pirro weighed in on the dispute this morning on Fox and Friends, saying essentially that the law should be upheld because government's first obligation is the protection of its citizens.
"They say it's a violation of their civil rights ... that's hogwash. Here's the bottom line: predators and pedophiles are repeat offenders. They are cunning, they are devious. They are waiting for our children to come to their doors," said Pirro, cautioning that not every city or state has such an ordinance.
Check out the full interview below, and don't miss Judge Pirro every Saturday at 9p ET on Justice with Judge Jeanine!